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    Monday, May 23, 2022
    Propane is a liquid in its compressed state (inside of the cylinder) and becomes a gas when pressure is released. Propane is extremely flammable. Sources of ignition are prohibited within 25 feet of the point of transfer. Other flammables or combustible materials are prohibited within 10 feet of point of transfer. Local codes need to be checked for possibly more stringent requirements. Learn ...read more
    Categories: Construction Education & Training, Safety, Cornerstone Partner News
    Monday, May 23, 2022
    Marin Builders Association Political Action Committee (BAPAC) Announces Endorsements  San Rafael, CA - Marin Builders Association PAC has joined several other Marin County organizations and the Marin Independent Journal in endorsing two candidates for Marin County Supervisor, Mary Sackett (District 1) and Eric Lucan (District 5).   Marin Builders Association PAC members participated in ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Marin Builders Association News, Advocacy and Legislation, Community, Press Release
    Friday, May 20, 2022
     By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   A smooth ride to reciprocity means keeping the cart behind the horse! I also answer an ‘SOS’ from another contractor with a paperwork ‘jam’, and share a ‘graceful’ ending…   Q: I need to associate my “A” (General Engineering) license with another company. After ten years with my current company, I will be acquiring another entity and ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner
    Thursday, May 19, 2022
    Marin Builders Association Partners with Leadership Novato Team to Help Build Outdoor Learning Center at Pleasant Valley Elementary School in Novato Novato, CA, May 2022: A new outdoor learning center at Pleasant Valley Elementary School in Novato was completed earlier this month, coordinated by a team of volunteers from the Leadership Novato program. Work on the project began in September 2021 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Builders Corner, Marin Builders Association News
    Wednesday, May 18, 2022
      It has been almost a month since the third (and final) readoption of the COVID-19 Workplace Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) was adopted at Cal/OSHA’s April meeting. Now that the third re-adoption is done, there are three big picture things to keep in mind as we look to the future of COVID-19 workplace safety.(1) We won’t be seeing more amendments every few months to the ETS. Since its ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Business Tips, COVID-19 Resources, Builders Corner, Community, Marin Builders Association News
    Wednesday, May 18, 2022
    Did your Marin County business earn less than $50,000 in 2019? Was your business significantly impacted by COVID-19? You could be eligible for a $2,500 relief grant. The application for this $2500 grant is now open! This round is open until June 30th. If we get more than 105 qualified applications, we will choose the awardees through a lottery. It is not first come, first serve. The application ...read more
    Categories: Event Related, Business Tips, Community, Builders Corner, COVID-19 Resources
    Monday, May 16, 2022
    Hazardous chemicals must have labels that list information about the hazards of the chemical, proper handling and what to do in the event of an emergency. As part of the hazard communication standard, labels on chemical containers from manufacturers and secondary transfer containers must have specified information. This information includes supplier information, product identifiers, pictograms, ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member News, Safety, Community, Cornerstone Partner News
    Wednesday, May 11, 2022
    Who needs respiratory protection? Everyone should be familiar with the basic issues regarding respiratory protection.  However, there are many more issues that need to be addressed as part of a comprehensive Respiratory Protection Program (RPP).  If you are responsible for managing or administering your company’s RPP the following are some questions you will need to be able to answer: Do you ...read more
    Categories: Safety, Cornerstone Partner News, Construction Education & Training, Member News
    Tuesday, May 10, 2022
    NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS INVITING SEALED PROPOSALS OF BIDS Sealed Proposals will be received by the Marinwood Community Services District located at 775 Miller Creek Road, San Rafael, CA 94903 by or before 2:00PM, Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Any proposals received after this time will not be opened and will be returned. Timely received proposals will be collected by District staff at 2:00 PM and will be ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Bid Opportunties, Project Bid Requests & Informal Bid Notices
    Thursday, May 05, 2022
    The Marin Builders Association has selected Oliver Dibble as the recipient of the Peter Arrigoni Building Community Leadership Award.  The award recognizes an individual for excellence in both industry leadership and community involvement. The association chooses awardees based on their dedication to industry, commitment to education and their support of the Marin Builders Association’s goals and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, Builders Corner, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release
    Thursday, May 05, 2022
    California workplace safety officials just approved a third round of changes to the state’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard, and while many of them conform to recent guidance that have already been incorporated into current rules, there are 10 significant changes California employers must prepare for. Significantly, however, the changes to the ETS that were just approved today by the ...read more
    Categories: Safety, Builders Corner, Community, COVID-19 Resources, Business Tips, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 03, 2022
    Kendra Rodgers, a junior at Redwood High School, participated in the current ROP Construction Technology class.  She was so inspired that she applied for and was accepted into the Women in Construction Management summer program at Colorado State University.  Tom Eller, instructor, said, “I’m so very proud of her, she is so excited.  I was happy to recommend Kendra for the program.”    We are all ...read more
    Categories: Marin Builders Association News, Community, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training
    Monday, May 02, 2022
    The County of Marin announced today an expanded partnership with the Marin Builders Association and Marin Economic Forum to help improve the experience for their permit customers. The Permit Improvement Program (PIP) is designed to measure and improve the process for homeowners and building professionals navigating the building permitting process.    Phase II of the Permit Improvement Program ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release, Builders Corner, Community, Permit Improvement Program (PIP)
    Monday, May 02, 2022
    Why should I care about hand washing?  There are many reasons to wash your hands at work. We may think of washing our hands when they are dirty or after we have used the restroom, but we also need to wash our hands at work before breaks, lunch, and at the end of the shift. We have many germ-related reasons for washing our hands, but there are other sources of contamination to consider. In ...read more
    Categories: Construction Education & Training, Member News, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety
    Thursday, April 21, 2022
    We would like to recognize all of our 2022-2023 Marin Home Resource Guide Ad Partners.  With their generous support, this next edition is going to be our best ever!Click here to see complete versions of past editions.Our Partners listed in alpha order:Aaero Heating & Sheet MetalAirport Home ApplianceBauman Landscape & ConstructionBob Kunst Painting, Inc.Bravo Restoration & ConstructionBrittany ...read more
    Categories: Marin Builders Association News, Member News, Community, Marin Home Resource Guide, Press Release
    Wednesday, March 30, 2022
    For Immediate Release  The City of San Rafael announced today an expanded partnership with the Marin Builders Association and Marin Economic Forum to help improve the experience for their permit customers. The Permit Improvement Program (PIP) is designed to measure and improve the process for homeowners and building professionals navigating the permitting process.    Phase II of the PIP will ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Builders Corner, Marin Builders Association News, Advocacy and Legislation, Community, Permit Improvement Program (PIP)
    Monday, March 21, 2022
    Adapted from an original LinkedIn post authored by Lisa Ballantyne, Senior Vice President, Turner Construction Company I March 16, 2022 Congratulations to Steve Rule of Turner Construction Company who is serving as the AGC of California President Elect for 2022! In his 35 years at Turner Construction Company he has helped build the SF Bay Area through multiple landmark projects including SFO ...read more
    Categories: Construction Education & Training, Press Release, Builders Corner, Member News, Community
    Monday, March 21, 2022
    Click the links below to view a current list of Liens & Completions published and provided by the County of Marin. If what you're looking for is not listed below, please don't hesitate to call our offices directly at 415.462.1220 or contact Paula Krause ...read more
    Categories: Liens and Completions, Builders Corner
    Tuesday, March 08, 2022
    We are thrilled to introduce to you the Hadley Marine Division! Bringing the same commitment to quality home construction, our Marine Division is equipped with the expertise to address and work through common Bay Area marine construction problems and projects.   
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Builders Corner, Member News
    Thursday, February 24, 2022
    Welcome to California SLCP (SB-1383) January 1, 2022: the inspections and fines associated with California SB-1383 (Short Lived Climate Pollutants) become Mandatory. January 1, 2020: Jurisdictions had the option to begin fining businesses using SB-1383 guidelines and many have. September 19, 2016: Governor Brown signed California SB 1383 Lara, Chapter 395, Statutes of 2016 in a statewide effort ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Community, Press Release, Business Tips, Green Building - Sustainability
    Wednesday, February 23, 2022
    Categories: Builders Corner, Business Tips, Community, COVID-19 Resources, Marin Builders Association News, Member News, Safety
    Wednesday, February 09, 2022
    By ADRIAN RODRIGUEZ | arodriguez@marinij.com | Marin Independent Journal PUBLISHED: February 8, 2022  A proposal to bring 192 apartments to North San Rafael sailed through approvals Monday. The San Rafael City Council voted unanimously to OK the “Neighborhood at Los Gamos” project, situated on a 10-acre lot along Los Gamos Drive west of Highway 101 in Terra Linda. The applicant is the Hart ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Green Building - Sustainability, Press Release, Community, Member News
    Wednesday, February 02, 2022
    We are very exited about winning the "Best of Houzz"  Service award for the third year in a row! What Is Best of Houzz? Best of Houzz celebrates the Houzz community's picks for top-rated design and renovation professionals and popular home designs across the U.S. and around the world. Professionals on Houzz can earn a Design or Service award, or both, in the same year.Best of Houzz Service The ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Member News
    Thursday, January 20, 2022
    Click the links below to view a current list of permit reports published and provided by the County of Marin and the individual cities/towns including Corte Madera, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Novato, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito and Tiburon. If what you're looking for is not listed below, please don't hesitate to call our offices directly at 415.462.1220 or contact Gabriela Shea ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Marin Builders Association News, Permits, Community
    Tuesday, January 11, 2022
    We would like to recognize and celebrate our wonderful REFERRAL PARTNERS!2022:Kim Pace, Fresh Coat Painters Serving Marin who referred Katie Parks, DuChateauRoxanne Albin, Applied Financial Services who referred Touchstone Home ImprovementNicole Tai, GreenLynx who referred Danmeier Waldorf Architects (Special thanks to Nicole for donating her bonus to our Scholarship and Workforce Development ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, Marin Builders Association News
    Thursday, December 23, 2021
    Changing careers is a big decision. You might have friends or family members who have concerns about making such a choice. In a lot of cases, people worry because they don’t understand the modern construction industry or the amazing things you can do in it. Here are five myths and facts about starting a career in construction.Myth 1: You Won’t Make Enough Money Fact: Like most industries, ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Business Tips, Construction Education & Training
    Thursday, November 11, 2021
    North Bay Construction Corps - Class of Marin addresses the high demand for construction workers in our community. This program enables students to explore a variety of construction related careers and prepares young adults for internship positions with local Marin Builders Association firms at the end of each class cycle.  Made possible by the Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation, the program helps ...read more
    Categories: Community, Event Related, Press Release, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Marin Builders Association News
    Tuesday, November 02, 2021
    In accordance with the association Bylaws, the Board of Directors recently approved a slate of five individuals for election as officers of the Marin Builders Association beginning in January 2022.  The current Board of Directors unanimously approved this slate at the October 27 Board meeting. The following individuals are nominated for Board Officers in 2022:     NamePositionMember FirmBen ...read more
    Categories: Marin Builders Association News, Press Release, Community, Member News
    Friday, July 23, 2021
    Inspiration. Expertise. Professionals. + More than 560 Local Building Resources. We are honored to share with you the new release of our premier publication the Marin Builders Association, our “hot off the press” 2021-2022 Marin Home Resource Guide.  It is your continued membership support that enables us to publish this beneficial community resource. On behalf of our entire organization, Thank ...read more
    Categories: Community, Marin Builders Association News, Member News, Cornerstone Partner News, Marin Home Resource Guide, Press Release
    Thursday, October 01, 2020
    Have you ever met someone who knew exactly what they wanted to do in life from the time they were a small child? Some people are like that. They are practically born knowing where to go. For the rest of us, it’s important to find a good fit. But having a career is so much better when you know you can bring passion to your work. Here are five ways you can tell that your passion (and your future) ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Construction Education & Training, Member News
    Monday, August 10, 2020
    With the way that the economy has changed throughout the past 10-15 years, it’s not surprising that people are rethinking about how they consider starting a career. Getting a college degree used to be a popular option that would secure a good job. Now, not so much. Instead, you might be thinking about learning a trade that offers you a lot of upward mobility. But how soon can you start? Here’s ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Marin Builders Association News, Safety, Community, Member News
    Click here for Subcontractor Lien Protection Checklist to protect your Lien rights provided by the Marin Builders Association and Dan McLennon of Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP.Reviewed and Updated March 2021
    Categories: Community, Liens and Completions, Marin Builders Association News
    Click here for General Contractors Lien Rights Protection Checklist to protect your Lien rights provided by the Marin Builders  Association and Board member Dan McLennon.Reviewed and Updated March 2021
    Categories: Community, Liens and Completions, Marin Builders Association News
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